star trek discovery is a disaster, prelude to axnar looked the better fan made show.

Star Trek latest incarnation Discovery is a bit of a disaster imho with Americans paying over the odds for it.   That is cbs first error but as an non american not my problem.

Does this mean netflix international becomes the metric deemed successful tv series – not sure Hollywood will approve of that.  Think on that.

Prelude to Axnar looked better – even if it was on sticky copyright ground.

youtube which was shut down by cds/paramount.ssince the fans appeaar to do star trek better than jj abrams who might have had the cast* but rebooted and failed in film.

First up my criticisms of st:d are:

  • an angry vulcan human [woah]
  • women*women*women [sjw]
  • redesigned klingons [$]
  • um did you see that youtube video i linked too?
  • Why are cbs doing the Tom Paris [voyager] thing?
  • Replacement ships [more voyager] syndrome
  • rushed

It felt like a bad star trek film** [hint jj abrams at the helm] rather than a tv series.  So it feels like paramount/cbs are screwing it up aand getting netflix to pay for it.  I look forward to seeing the cbs executive who makes the netflix demograhic a thing justifiable.

Many insiders wont like that.

Having seen the first two (second was 38 minutes) long it appears that 12 minutes of adverts can be inserted by others the same reduced running time as st:v. which saw the reduction from 45 minutes to 38 minutes.

Somehow i fear netflix got conned by cbs.

I am still waiting for a tv show – not an excuse for jj abrams to make lost profit on him failing to do star trek right.

0 bananas.

*until Chekov was killed by a jeep. ** even i have not seen the last yet

wrong results from kali linux

crossKali is a penetration testing distro and i loaded it on a usb stick and scanned a linux host on our local lan.  Oddly it thought that many accounts that did not exist did.

So it kind of explains why people try and brute force them from our public ip’s.

It did (or nmap [my blog] did)  detect open ports and some weaknesses on the rfc1918 lan and that hpkp was not setup up.  More false flags where flagged up too referencing  software which had no hardware to do things.

The next day i went through a system report and found no evidence of intrusion even though i did the test..

I also tried to brute force our internal  routers of which was to get a wifi password hours went by and i was not the wiser even though i knew the password.  Its interface was quite nice doing those ip <if> mode commands, but it did have root permissions.

After two hours and little extra insight of the zoo’s server from an inside address i decided to call it day with kali.

Netflix films

Here are some netflix film things (non Japanese) both links to this blog,

hell im leaving this sequel now.

Some blockbusters here but since its been months since i saw a film in a cinema the idea of seeing a comic book film sequel does not appeal.  The journalists of film reviews also make me wonder who love non mainstream cinema but forget that some us cannot see the film at 9am on a monday as its only screening.  Quite how ‘netflix’ is deemed bad and there situation is deemed good is a thing i do not understand.

However Netflix have the start of the Spongebob Squarepamts film (my blog)  thet i missed.

I note that below films i found interesting to sit through.

Automata

imdb: tt1971325 was kind of heavy going but eventuality got somewhere

3/5 bananas

Spectal

imdb: tt2106651 A clever look at weaponised physics, again not great for words

3/5 bananas

Approaching the unknown

imdb: /tt2674430 introverted and a film worth a see.

3/5 bananas

Age of Adaline

imdb: tt1655441 is a charming film

5/5 bananas

While these films are not well known at least they get a release which is much more than what you can say about the cinema distribution network which is not something i am really bothered in.

These Final Hours

imdb: tt2268458 is a hard watch but worth it for the conclusion.

4/5 bananas

Here Alone

imdb: title/tt4814760 is a minimal film and while slow burn has a conclusion

4/5 bananas.

More netflix films here in the future.

mending a car seat saga

The zoo has a transport device where the seats need fixing, others here in the zoo have been asking for it to done for years but it fell upon deaf ears.  The four wheeled device is now being sold (hunt the bills time) and then person then decided to fix it.

Please make of this what you will.  I hope the new owner likes the restored chairs.

Well it is one to way to fix it.

Missing Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean dominatrix s&m with south african model

A while ago i wrote about them (my blog) and all of a sudden the crap traffic i still monitor stopped from this bastion of one party rule.  Since.zw is the bottom of the list of country codes its hard to not miss.

It seems a repressive place, mind you when mrs president (version two dictator for life) can beat up a ‘pretty’ south african model the normal rules do not apply.

Mind you it is one way to spot a dictatorship can they send email or even ‘try’ too.

I don’t particularly want crap traffic but it is one way to detect dictators for life and Bob Parsons likes it (my blog) then that too speaks volumes.

‘independent’ press vs billionaires

monwashThe press is a strange beast (my blog) when its not attacking billionaires or being run by them which might explain why Elton John and his family sized olive oil container does not see a lot of press attention.

So i was reading a website with an article with amazon partner clicks for products thought specific, one book i noted as new was its last ever mention on  the site despite being noted as interesting.

Some weeks passed and i obtained the book from a library, still not a mention of the authors new book on the website.  So despite using a library i am either fast off the mark, or the press site was more interested in amazon commissions.

Michael Jackson bubbles monkey rapist

I have a hunch.that the amazon thing trumps reviews – mind you perhaps if the author changed sex and ethnicity something along the lines of what Michael Jackson became that might be worthy of some article by the site in question other than a commission for a click.

What would be your conclusion?

Final android thoughts

Having seemingly spent an eternity with not my android phone (my blog) i present a few thoughts before i try and forget the experience until the ape comes back saying it does not work.  I am not an android guru by default..

sim card

Having a phone and text plan only (a very old sim) is a bit pointless.  Most existing sim cards work without surgery on the plastic part of the sim to make then mini /nano sims.

The ape with this new fangled thing is most unwilling to ask her provider of calls if it has a data allowance..Not my problem maybe a future whine and whinge i expect i shall hear.

The phones

Are nice even if the screens are bit too small (4.5 inch) for web browsing, instructions for newbies would be nice.rather than assume where are all geniuses on our seventh phone – i had to visit a public library and get a book for the ape who wanted this phone which was then deemed too complex – go figure.

Google register or else

I did not find any problems deinstalling default apps in lollipop but needing a google thing to install one seems bonkers. Oh install an ad blocker or else or be scammed to death by default there is nasty shit in mobile land.  Andriod device manager is creepy but something no idiots guide to andriod wishes to mention,

However i get the problem of why everybody does google (my blog) now with this experience

Cups (ipp)

There’s no way i would attach a ipp printer* to a router so the google android way of default printing is awfull since the zoo runs 32bit sofware i cannot install a 64bit browser with the addon, The zoo has a server that does that stuff.

Other cups clients exist but scrolling through a huge list a manufacturer printers was beyond me at this point.  Buy a ‘modern’ printer seems to be a wrong answer

Bricks and mortar phone retailers and online whole telephone package sellers

Both are too expensive – buy separately, retailers like tesco have a shit reputation with newbies to android (silver surfers) with the staff assuming you know it or have a spare eight year old child to help you.  Online from phone company is expensive too.

Buy hardware from a hardware retailer, which i will make a another blog post about and the sim from somebody else (unlocked) do not rent this crap its cheaper to own.

Browsing www

It appears the zoo needs sogo ( a webmail client) and some urls dont work right, do install a adblocker though. A work in progress.  A decent webmail (not google) ui appears to be not possible when i write this.

Our zoo website works in it though nice to know since i simulated mobile phones when ‘html-ing’ things.

The ‘case’

Another task i was tasked with was finding a case – and ebay is far too expensive for stuff so blessed be the logic of hiring hewlett packard senior management means a non business.

The stick.

Instead of using the finger apparently you can get a stick thing The ape seems most unwilling to go buy one.

If this was my phone Hypothetically speaking

I would buy a sd card and shunt the crap load of google apps onto that

Overall thoughts  – a laptop is still easier imho.

*ask your mummy if you do not what  ipp is.- why ask your mummy about nagios

Play it again Susan Mauldin

Equifax famous for data breaches hired a music major to be head of computer security – apparently she knows sod al about computers. Another computer in equiifax could have been accessed with default Microsoft credentials admin/password.

For a credit agency equifax she knows the tunes shame about the security. The drop in share value it appears was the only reason this non technical computer security person was fired rather than knowing there job or getting somebody to patch them.

Oracle (my bllog) might also be due some blame but then again if a security note from March [it is september now seven months later writing this] was never acted upon by either means these credit experts and computer experts [oracle] with data on you are nothing of the sort.

a woman

I am not sure how composing music makes you a top technical management talent but that’s me a monkey in the zoo thinking on stuff.  Somebody got fired for buying Oracle a result in my humble opinion.

Lets hope that message gets passed around.   I hope equifax demand a refund from Oracle as what the fuck would a music grad know about computer security.

Golden Hill, Francis Spufford

isbn: 9780371225194 is an author i have read before (my blog) and this is a ‘real’ novel opposed to whatever i linked to was.  Spufford also works at a sjw university which disappoints

This has won a number gongs and while ‘atmospheric’ it bored me,so apart from the economics angle its social context and going ons made this an unfinished book.

unrated meh.